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Music Centre Manager

£21000 per annum

Responsible for the management, administration and promotion of Maestros and the Music Centre, this role would suit an enthusiastic, confident, flexible and committed individual ideally with an understanding of working within an educational or customer facing organisation. This position is largely term-time, averaging 43 hours per week, with the flexibility to accommodate events, concerts, courses and other musical demands, with some weekday evening work as well as Saturday mornings.

Employer
Berkshire Maestros
Location
Windsor
Contract Type
Full-Time Permanent
Closing Date
31st December 2016

Post Ref: CS16.11

A rare opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and high calibre individual to manage Berkshire Maestros Windsor Music Centre. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day management, administration and promotion of the centre which facilitates instrumental and vocal lessons, ensembles, concerts and touring opportunities for over two thousand children and young people in the Windsor, Maidenhead and Ascot area. The Music Centre Manager will liaise closely with teaching colleagues and Senior Leaders to actively promote the work of Berkshire Maestros and the Berkshire Music Hub within the wider community and be proactive in driving change to meet the needs of young musicians locally. Collaborative working with the central administration team and other Music Centre Managers is key.

The position is largely term-time, based on the Maestros’ annual calendar and averages 43 hours per week. The successful candidate will, however, need to work flexibly to accommodate events, concerts, courses and other musical demands, with some weekday evening work required as well as Saturday mornings. Further detail is available on the job description for this post. While not essential, an understanding and appreciation of a variety of musical genres would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will:
• demonstrate the confidence to represent Maestros with the public, having excellent communication skills both in person and written form, including welcoming and friendly telephone contact skills
• possess good administrative skills with the ability to organise and prioritise work, good numeric competency and excellent command of written English
• have good computer literacy, be a quick learner with excellent IT skills, adapting quickly to new software as well being a confident user of Microsoft office
• be a highly flexible, adaptable and committed individual able to prioritise work under pressure, both responsibly and independently, as well as part of a team; complete tasks accurately to meet tight deadlines
• demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach to developing the music centre
• have discretion and sensitivity, working in an educational establishment, be completely trustworthy and reliable.

How to Apply

We look forward to hearing from you and receipt of your application form will be acknowledged. Previous applicants need not apply.

Berkshire Maestros is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Berkshire Maestros fully recognises its responsibilities for child protection and ensure we practise safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children.

If you are interested, please contact jobs@berkshiremaestros.org.uk or look at the website http://www.berkshiremaestros.org.uk/jobs.html#MCM
to download a job description, organisational structure and an application for to apply for the role.

Closing Date:
31st December 2016
Interviews:
Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 January 2017.
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